Ending on a High Note – Farewell Tour 2010

“We will cover the world map with very special shows, especially in places where we haven’t played for many years, and we’ll end things with a bang” – a-ha

In 2010, a-ha made a (at the time) final world tour to celebrate their long career and to end their collaboration on a high note. The tour included South- and North-America, Europe, Russia and Japan. The venues were a mix of huge football stadiums, large indoor arenas and smaller concert halls. The final a-ha concert was held at Oslo Spektrum, Norway on 4 December.

The backing musicians were the same as on the previous year’s Foot Of The Mountain Tour; Karl Oluf Wennerberg (drums) and Erik Ljunggren (keyboards, bass).

A total of 29 songs were performed during the tour: The Bandstand, Foot Of The Mountain, Analogue, Forever Not Yours, Summer Moved On, Move To Memphis, Crying In The Rain, Stay On These Roads, The Blood That Moves The Body, The Living Daylights, Early Morning, And You Tell Me, Scoundrel Days, Cry Wolf, We’re Looking For The Whales, Manhattan Skyline, I’ve Been Losing You, Living A Boys Adventure Tale, Hunting High And Low, Train Of Thought, The Sun Always Shines On TV, Take On Me, Touchy, Minor Earth Major Sky, The Swing Of Things, You Are The One, Butterfly Butterfly (The Last Hurrah), (Seemingly) Nonstop July, Bowling Green.

Also, these additional 8 songs were performed as part of the special Hunting High and Low/Scoundrel Days concerts in Oslo Konserthus and Royal Albert Hall in October: The Blue Sky, Love is Reason, I Dream Myself Alive, Here I Stand and Face the Rain, October, The Weight of the Wind, Maybe Maybe, Soft Rains of April.



4 March: Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 March: Alameda Quality Center, Bauru, Brazil
10 March: Credicard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 March: Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
14 March: Chevrolet Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
16 March: Ginasio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil
18 March: Chevrolet Hall, Recife, Brazil
20 March: Siara Hall, Fortaleza, Brazil
23 March: Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile

6 May: Nokia Theatre, New York, USA
7 May: Nokia Theatre, New York, USA
8 May: Nokia Theatre, New York, USA
10 May: Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
13 May: Riviera Theatre, Chicago, USA
15 May: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, USA
16 May: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, USA
28 May: HockeyPark, Mönchengladbach, Germany
29 May: Arena Trier, Trier, Germany

1 June: Sparkassen Arena, Kiel, Germany
6 June: Hessentag, Stadtallendorf, Germany

14 July: Sportarena, Budapest, Hungary
16 July: Clam Castle, Linz, Austria
17 July: Live at Sunset Festival, Zurich, Switzerland
18 July: Schloss Salem, Salem, Germany
23 July: Schlossplatz, Emmendingen, Germany
24 July: Gerry Weber Stadion, Halle, Germany
25 July: Elbufer, Dresden, Germany

7 August: Summer Sonic Festival, Tokyo, Japan
8 August: Summer Sonic Festival, Osaka, Japan
21 August: Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway
28 August: Brann Stadium, Bergen, Norway

2 September: Rått og Råde Festival, Stavanger, Norway
3 September: Døgnvill Festival, Tromsø, Norway
4 September: Lerkendal Stadium, Trondheim, Norway
11 September: Sør Arena, Kristiansand, Norway

4 October: Oslo Konserthus, Oslo, Norway (HHAL/SD concert)
6 October: Heaven, London, UK (free gig for ticket winners)
8 October: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (HHAL/SD concert)
10 October: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland
11 October: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
12 October: Le Zenith, Paris, France
14 October: Palacio Vista Alegre, Madrid, Spain
15 October: St. Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
17 October: St Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
18 October: Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
19 October: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
21 October: Arena NV, Nürnberg, Germany
22 October: Arena Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
23 October: Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany
25 October: Volkswagenhalle, Braunschweig, Germany
26 October: SAP Arena, Mannheim, Germany
28 October: Color Line Arena, Hamburg, Germany
29 October: O2 World Arena, Berlin, Germany

1 November: Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia
2 November: Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
4 November: Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine
6 November: Palace of Sports, Minsk, Belarus
9 November: Olimpiysky Arena, Moscow, Russia
11 November: Ice Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
15 November: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
16 November: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
17 November: Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK
19 November: LG Arena, Birmingham, UK
20 November: MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
21 November: Trent FM Arena, Nottingham, UK
23 November: Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, UK
25 November: CIA, Cardiff, UK
26 November: BIC, Bournemouth, UK
27 November: Wembley Arena, London, UK
30 November: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

2 December: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
3 December: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway
4 December: Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway

Number of concerts on the 2010 farewell tour: 73

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